Gifted Education Teacher (Middle School)

Geary County USD 475

Job Description

 

Classification:                           Certified

Division/Department:                Exceptional Student Services

Job Category:                           Teacher

FLSA:                                        Exempt

 

Title:                                        Gifted Education Teacher

Qualifications:                         

*Current Kansas Teaching Certificate with Special Education endorsement appropriate to the assignment on file in the Devin Center

*Health certificate on file in Devin Center

*3-5 years teaching experience preferred, but not required

Reports To:                               Building Principal and Director of Exceptional Student Services

Supervises:                               Students Grades K-5

BASIC FUNCTION/PURPOSE

            The Gifted Education teacher is responsible for planning, implementation, evaluation and support of a comprehensive gifted service delivery model. The Gifted Education teacher collaborates with other members of the staff and administration to appropriately monitor student progress, make informed, timely educational decisions regarding eligibility, and student progress/growth.

CRITICAL SKILLS:

  1. Ability to maintain regular and good work attendance and come to work on time.
  2. Ability to work constructively and cooperatively with others.
  3. Ability to respond to information requests in a courteous, timely and helpful manner.
  4. Ability to manage job responsibilities while meeting established deadlines.
  5. Ability to access, input, and retrieve information from a computer.
  6. Ability to maintain confidentiality of student and staff information.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.     

               The employee performing the duties of this position is frequently required to walk, sit, talk, hear, bend, stoop, and reach.  The employee may be occasionally required to manually lift, move, or carry up to 50 pounds.  The employee is required to interact with staff and meet the demands of several different people.  The employee is responsible for the work output of others.  The employee occasionally works extended hours.  Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

            1.  Planning and preparation based upon students’ Individual Education Plans

                        Demonstrate knowledge of pedagogy, content, and students

                        Select instructional goals

                        Demonstrate knowledge of resources

                        Assess student learning using appropriate measures

            2.  Classroom Environment

                        Create a classroom environment of respect and rapport   

                        Establish a culture for learning

                        Establish and maintain classroom procedures

                        Establish expectations for and manage student behaviors

                        Organize space for learning

            3.  Instruction based upon students’ Individual Education Plans

                        Specially designed instruction

                        Communicate clearly and accurately

                        Use a variety of instructional strategies and techniques

                        Engage students in learning

                        Provide timely feedback to students

                        Demonstrate flexibility and responsiveness to student needs

            4.  Professional responsibilities

                        Communication with parents and colleagues

                        Follow contractual responsibilities

                        Engage in reflective practice

                        Maintain accurate records

                        Communicate with families

                        Engage in professional development activities

                        Maintain appropriate licensure

                        Collaborate with others to achieve a common goal

                    

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Submit required reports in a timely manner, participate in staff, department, committee and team meetings, assist in early recognition and prevention of educational problems.
  2. Obtain instructional resources and materials through processes outlined by the Principal and/or Director of Exceptional Student Services.
  3. Keep informed regarding new technologies that facilitate and support extended learning.
  4. Communicate clearly and accurately with administrators, staff, parents, students and support agencies.

5.      Understand the issues in definitions, theories, and identification of gifted and talented students, including those from diverse backgrounds.

6.      Recognize the learning differences, developmental milestones, and cognitive/affective characteristics of gifted and talented students, including those from diverse backgrounds, and identify their related academic and social-emotional needs. 

7.      Understand, plan, and implement a range of evidence-based strategies to assess gifted and talented students, to differentiate instruction, content, and assignments for them (including the use of higher-order critical and creative-thinking skills).

  1. Plan and implement transition services for students.
  2. Respect the confidentiality of records and information regarding students, parents, and teachers in accordance with accepted professional ethics, and state, and federal laws.
  3. Participate as a team member in the comprehensive evaluation, annual review, and re-evaluation process.
  4. Attend/assist with school events; organize/supervise field trips.
  5. Strive to communicate the positive aspects of our school program to the public in word and deed.
  6. Uphold and enforce Board policies, administrative procedures, school rules, and federal and state regulations including but not limited to

Kansas Plan for Special Education

Consolidated Plan for Federal Programs

Acceptable use of technology

Sexual and racial harassment

Child abuse reporting

  1. Perform other duties assigned by the principal or other building or district administrators.

Term of Employment:               Teacher Contract

Salary Range:                           Determined by placement on teacher salary schedule.                                             

Evaluation Frequency:               Job performance will be evaluated in accordance with state regulations and the terms established in the negotiated agreement

 

Updated 1-18-17

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Geary County USD #475 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and/or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. For questions or complaints based on race, color, national origin, sex or age, please contact the USD 475 Director of Human Resources, 123 N. Eisenhower, Junction City, KS 66441. Telephone: 785.717.4000. For questions or complaints based on disability, please contact the USD 475 Director of Exceptional Student Services, 123 N. Eisenhower, Junction City, KS 66441. Telephone: 785.717.4000

Geary County USD 475

Geary County USD 475
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of KS, Delta Dental, Group Employee Term Life Insurance, Supplemental Employee & Dependent Term Life Insurance, Group Short Term Disability, Group Vision Health Insurance, Individual Cancer Plan, Dependent Care Flex Spending Account, Tax Sheltered Annuities, KPERS Retirement, 10 days leave, Professional Development moves you up on pay schedule. per negotiated agreement
Job Start Date: August-1-2018
Applications Due By: July-5-2018

Job Contact Information

Mona Manley - monamanley@usd475.org -

Employer Information

Geary County USD 475 www.usd475.org

Nestled in the heart of the Flint Hills, USD 475 Geary County Schools serves the communities of Junction City, Fort Riley, Milford, and Grandview Plaza with 14 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, 1 6-A academy-structured Talent Development High School, as well as a center for Innovative Studies and early childhood programs.   We offer outstanding professional development opportunities, access to state-of-the-art technology in every classroom, and a competitive salary package in a community with a variety of outdoor activities as well as theatre, art exhibits, and hometown family-oriented events. 

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Geary County USD #475 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and/or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. For questions or complaints based on race, color, national origin, sex or age, please contact the USD 475 Director of Human Resources, 123 N. Eisenhower, Junction City, KS 66441. Telephone: 785.717.4000. For questions or complaints based on disability, please contact the USD 475 Director of Exceptional Student Services, 123 N. Eisenhower, Junction City, KS 66441. Telephone: 785.717.4000

 


Employer Address: 123 North Eisenhower
PO Box 370
Junction City, Kansas


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